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Guide to Outdoor Kitchen Kits

Guide to Outdoor Kitchen Kits

When it comes to entertaining, your kitchen plays a central role — and during the warmer months, there’s no better way to elevate your gatherings than with an outdoor kitchen. But unless you’re a contractor, planning materials, layout, and appliances might seem like a challenge. 

With Stono Outdoor Living’s outdoor kitchen kits, you can have a stunning outdoor kitchen planned out in mere minutes. Not sure where to start? Try these quick and easy tips. 

Selecting Your Kitchen Island 

Kitchen islands are the centerpieces of outdoor kitchens. This is where your grills, side burners, countertops, and food preparation areas will be.  

You’ll want to first measure the space you’ll be working with to determine the size of the island you’ll need. We offer three standard options: a smaller five-foot island, a medium six-foot island, or a large eight-foot island. 

Choosing Components 

Think of your kitchen island as the outline of your outdoor kitchen. Once you’ve selected one, it’s up to you to fill in the details. Choose from our variety of appliances and components — from grills to accessories — to build your entertaining space. 


Our grills come in a number of sizes and finishes. Whether you prefer electric, charcoal, natural gas, or multiple fuel options, you can find the grill that suits your particular needs. Some grills come with rotisserie kits, infrared burners, griddles, and other features. If you’d like extra cooking space, you also can add a side burner. 

Pizza Ovens 

Nothing beats a pizza prepared in your own outdoor pizza oven. Include one in your kitchen island, or expand your kitchen space with a beautiful and functional freestanding oven. 


Every kitchen needs a sink. When you add one to your outdoor kitchen, there’s no need to worry about running inside each time you need water. Whether you’re looking for a small drop-in or an expansive farmhouse sink, we have one to suit your outdoor entertaining needs. 

Bars, Refrigeration, and Refreshment Centers 

If you want your kitchen to be an all-in-one entertainment area, add a bar or beverage center. With ice bins, space for bottles, and even built-in sinks, our add-on bars are convenient and space-efficient add-on options. 

If you want to keep alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages cool and ready to drink, you also might consider adding a refrigerator or beverage cooler. You can also add a specialized wine cooler if you’d prefer to keep wine at just the right temperature. 

Drawers and Storage 

With the right kitchen storage, you can keep the essentials within arm’s reach while still maintaining a sleek, clean aesthetic. Select the drawers, cabinets, access drawers, and hidden trash cans you need to complete your kitchen space. 

Vent Hoods and Accessories 

A matching vent hood is a stylish way to direct smoke away from your food preparation space, and the right accessories can complete your space and make it entertainment-ready. Some of the accessories to choose from include: 

  • Grill and griddle covers 
  • Wireless digital thermometers 
  • Wind guards 
  • Natural gas to liquid propane converters 
  • Power supply kits 
  • Rotisserie kits 
  • Smoker boxes 
  • Vent panels 
  • Searing grates 
  • Rib racks 
  • Umbrella mounts 
  • Trash chutes and cutting boards 
  • Gas timers 
  • Casters 

Not sure what accessories you need for your outdoor kitchen? Our designers can help you decide how to complete your setup. 

Choosing Your Finish 

Color isn’t everything when it comes to planning your outdoor kitchen, but it’s the finishing touch that brings it all together. You can choose from more than 15 unique finishes. Our standard finishes include the following: 

  • White 
  • Vintage Vein 
  • Champagne 
  • Charcoal 
  • Concrete 
  • Copper Vein 
  • Silver Mist 
  • Graphite 
  • Silver Vein 

Each finish is both attractive and durable. 

If you’d prefer a premium finish, you might consider these: 

  • Hale Navy 
  • Antique Bronze 
  • Darkened Iron 
  • Antique Gray 
  • Antique Red 
  • Brushed White 
  • Brushed Black 

Before making your decision, you can order sample kits so that you can see and feel the material in person. 

Handling Assembly 

Once we’ve assembled your kitchen island, your outdoor kitchen kit will ship free to you. Some kits arrive already assembled. But if yours must be assembled on-site, rest assured — with our easy-fit tab system, there’s no need to get out an entire toolbox or hire a professional installer. And, of course, if you have any questions, we’re only a call, email, or online chat away. 

Customized Kitchen Kits 

Our outdoor kitchen kits are customizable and can adapt to nearly any space. However, if you want something even more customized, we’d be happy to help you design a unique kitchen that suits your space.  

You can set up a no-obligation consultation with one of our in-house designers. Tell us about your project, and we’ll bring your vision to life. We’ll also be able to give you an accurate estimate. If you have questions at any point throughout the process, feel free to get in touch via phone, email, or online chat. 

Let’s Get Started! 

Let the experts at Stono Outdoor Living help create your dream outdoor kitchen. Start building your kitchen with our 3D configurator; it's simple and easy to use. Or schedule a no-obligation design consultation to tailor a custom outdoor kitchen design that combines comfort, functionality, and style. We guarantee a perfect fit, free shipping, and easy assembly. Shop Islands or Schedule a Consultation today. 

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